The Energy-Water Resource Systems team within ORNL's Environmental Sciences Division is committed to Sustainable energy production and water availability in healthy ecosystems through technology development, systems analysis, and decision support.

Current Research Focus Areas: Research, Development, Deployment and Market Acceleration

  • Hydropower: Existent Infrastructure, Pumped Storage, Small Hydropower, Cost Modeling, New Hydropower, Non-powered dams
  • Hydrokinetics: Riverine, Marine, Tidal
  • Modeling: Optimization, Ecosystem and Organism Interaction, Water Quality, Headwater benefits, Climate Change

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